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Listen: Sam Smith Releases New Song "Pray," Announces Album & Unveils Tour Plans

And He'll Be on 'Saturday Night Live' Tomorrow

October 6, 2017

Sam Smith kicked off a BIG weekend with three HUGE announcements, and it is safe to say that we are super excited. 

The "Too Good at Goodbyes" singer released a new single, announced a new album, and unveiled plans for his 2018 North American Arena Tour early on Friday. The pop super star, of course, will also be the musical guest on tomorrow's episode of Saturday Night Live

Smith's sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, will be released on November 3. The album's second single, which is titled "Pray," also dropped today. Timbaland and Smith’s longtime collaborator James Napes have writing credits on today's new single, which has an awesome "gospel-feel" to it. Sam's powerful voice shines through on today's release in a very moving way.

YES, we're hoping Sam performs this and "Too Good at Goodbyes" on Saturday Night Live tomorrow!

Sam shared the album's track listing early Friday morning as well:

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Collaborators on Smith's upcoming album include Malay, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and Stargate. Upcoming artist Yebba collaborated on the song "No Peace." A deluxe edition of the album will also be released, and it will include four more tracks -- "Nothing Left For You," "The Thrill Of It All," "Scars," and "One Day at a Time."

Meanwhile, Sam will hit the road in support of the album. His North American Thrill Of It All tour will zig-zag across the continent. It kicks off on June 18 in Montreal. Smith is currently slated to play 39 dates on the tour, which is scheduled to wrap on September 13.

You can view a complete list of tour dates here. Tickets for the general public go on sale Thursday (October 12) at 10 am. 

Of course, don't forget to set your DVR for Smith's performance on Saturday Night Live tomorrow night on NBC.